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  • GPs forced to register illegal immigrants after threat of legal action

     

    Exclusive GPs are being forced to register and treat known illegal immigrants because of the threat of legal action, a Pulse investigation reveals.

    A GP practice in Essex has told how it was made to re-register a family of illegal immigrants after pressure from human rights lawyers, even though the local hospital refuses to accept referrals for them – and the solicitor involved has claimed similar success in ‘scores' of other cases.

    The case, at a practice which asked not to be identified, highlights mounting confusion over the responsibilities of GPs in treating migrants who are known to be in the UK illegally, or have been refused asylum status. While Department of Health...

    2 years 35 weeks ago
  • Court rules that a man suffering from mental illness was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment

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    Today, in a landmark decision, the High Court has ruled that the Secretary of State for the Home Department, through the UK Border Agency, unlawfully detained a man with severe mental illness for a period of five months between April and September 2010 and that the circumstances of his detention at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre amounted to inhuman or degrading treatment in breach of article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”).

    It is believed to be the first time that a UK court has found that detention at an immigration removal centre to have breached article 3 ECHR.

    The court found that by detaining S, the UK Border Agency had breached the negative and positive obligations under...

    3 years 23 hours ago
  • GPs forced to register illegal immigrants after threat of legal action

     

    Exclusive GPs are being forced to register and treat known illegal immigrants because of the threat of legal action, a Pulse investigation reveals.

    A GP practice in Essex has told how it was made to re-register a family of illegal immigrants after pressure from human rights lawyers, even though the local hospital refuses to accept referrals for them – and the solicitor involved has claimed similar success in ‘scores' of other cases.

    The case, at a practice which asked not to be identified, highlights mounting confusion over the responsibilities of GPs in treating migrants who are known to be in the UK illegally, or have been refused asylum status. While Department of Health...

    2 years 35 weeks ago
  • Court rules that a man suffering from mental illness was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment

    Medical Justice

    Today, in a landmark decision, the High Court has ruled that the Secretary of State for the Home Department, through the UK Border Agency, unlawfully detained a man with severe mental illness for a period of five months between April and September 2010 and that the circumstances of his detention at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre amounted to inhuman or degrading treatment in breach of article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”).

    It is believed to be the first time that a UK court has found that detention at an immigration removal centre to have breached article 3 ECHR.

    The court found that by detaining S, the UK Border Agency had breached the negative and positive obligations under...

    3 years 23 hours ago
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